The Toro Designation of Origin
THE TORO DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
In the Toro region, declared designation of origin in 1987, vine growing predates the Roman Empire, but it started to become renowned for its wines in the early Middle Ages. Royal privileges, and, above all, journeys by sea to the Americas raised their prestige and demand. Later, from the end of the 19th Century, Toro wines, appreciated for their capacity to last a long time, were exported to France and many other regions of Spain.
The key to Toro wines like our Finca Anzil or Viña Mayor Toro is the local variety, tinta de Toro. It makes full-bodied, refined wines, with a unique balance. Perfectly adapted to the terroir, the oldest vines are still on their original rootstock, that is to stay that they resisted the phylloxera plague thanks to their roots that are anchored in loose, well-drained sandy soils.
AN AREA WITH AN EXTREME CLIMATE
Around the town of Toro, in the province of Zamora, at an altitude between 620 and 750 metres, this region is characterised by its continental climate with an arid profile. Rainfall is very low and the temperatures oscillate wildly between the day and night, a circumstance that is highly beneficial for the balance of the grapes.
HECTARES OF VINEYARDS
DOMINANT VARIETY: TINTA DE TORO
OTHER DESIGNATIONS OF ORIGIN
The Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin
In the heart of the Castilian plains, the Ribera del Duero is a recognised area with a long-standing winemaking tradition that centres on the tinta fina variety.The Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin
The Rueda Designation of Origin
The Rueda area is synonymous with very expressive white wines. Its high and flat vineyards are dominated by the verdejo grape, which expresses itself with a bright and lively elegance.The Rueda Designation of Origin